Bob has been a life-long collector beginning at age seven in 1950. He has fond memories as a teenager of attending FIPEX, as well as many ASDA shows at the 71st Infantry Regiment Armory in New York and numerous visits to Nassau Street. While attending graduate school at Columbia University, he worked at Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries and assisted in writing up the Lilly, Neinken and Katherine Matthies collections for auction. Following graduation from law school, he pursued a successful 40-year career as an attorney while always remaining an active collector and a supporter of organized philately. He has been a member of The Philatelic Foundation’s Board for 20 years and served as its secretary and vice-chair before his election as Chair in 2012.
Bob serves as a governor of The Collectors Club, a Board member of the United States Stamp Society, and holds memberships in the American Philatelic Society, the United States Philatelic Classics Society, the Association of Philatelic Exhibitors and the Royal Philatelic Society of London in which he was elected a Fellow of the Royal. He currently serves as the President of the New Jersey Postal History Society and as co-editor of its award winning quarterly journal, NJPH, to which he has contributed many articles. He has served since 2000 as Chair of NOJEX, an annual WSP show and was a member of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists for over a decade. For the last 35 years, he has collected and exhibited New Jersey stampless covers in both domestic and international shows.